Executive Board

 2017-2018 Officers

nick_biopicPresident: Nick Fishburn

Civil Engineering (Senior)

I have had the desire to make a profound impact on our nation’s transportation infrastructure networks since I was a little kid. This passion came about through observing the many construction sites that popped up around my hometown of Palatine in Northwest suburban Chicagoland. I am a junior studying Structural and Transportation Engineering within the CEE department. In addition to my studies, I am a member of the Marching Illini Drumline on the snare drum. I have been drumming since the age of seven, and I most enjoy playing and listening to jazz, funk and R&B. I am a self-proclaimed aviation enthusiast, often plane spotting at O’Hare Airport. The goal is to obtain my pilot’s license after graduation and turn my enthusiasm into a full-time hobby! As the President for ITE this year, I am excited to see where we can go and what we can accomplish!

linkedin

tanayVice-President: Tanay Gupta

Mechanical Engineering (Senior)

I am fascinated behind the logistics of air transport, particularly with making flight routing more efficient. I love interacting with both people who are passionate about transportation and those with more diverse interests. Being in the outdoors for hiking or playing sports also makes for a good break from engineering studies. As an ITE officer, my goal is to bring out those underclassman looking for a way to vent their interdisciplinary interests as they relate to transportation as well as to help all members involved have an enjoyable time, all the time.

linkedin

jacobGraduate Adviser/Board Member: Jacob Mathew

Civil Engineering (Grad)

I am Jacob Mathew, a third year grad student in civil engineering. I am pursuing my MS with a specialization in transportation engineering. I am working on data visualization techniques with an objective to easily identify accident trends at highway rail grade crossings. With these tools at hand, let me see if I can look into the future. Swimming, programming and music are some of my favorite past times and I have recently become addicted to a guitar that I bought over the summer. ITE has been a great platform for me to meet with like minded people, professionals and practitioners in transportation engineering. It’s been great working with the other officers and I am very happy to be a member.

linkedin


Treasurer: Arturo Woodward-Montes

Civil Engineering (Junior)
I am a Junior studying Transportation and Construction. I am from Washington D.C. where I developed my fascination with transportation and how people move from one place to another. Half of the fun of taking family vacations was how we were going to travel there, be it by road, rail, or air. I feel very fortunate to  be able to pursue my interests and not only study transportation, but also play an executive role in UIUC’s preeminent Student Organization in the field. As an ITE officer, my goals are to further grow the member base as well as ensure we fully benefit from the extensive network of Transportation engineers that the National Branch provides. While my favorite mode of transportation is probably flying, a close second is running. I picked up distance running in High school and here on campus I run competitively with the Cross Country and Track Clubs year round. I look forward to serving as ITE‘s Treasurer and continuing my exploration of transportation.
linkedin

Secretary: Kyle Bathgate
Civil Engineering (Junior)
I am Junior with a primary in Transportation and a secondary in Construction Materials. I am fascinated by new methods of making our nation’s transportation systems and facilities safer and more sustainable. I am especially interested in public transit and multi-modal system design. There are currently a lot of new innovations being implemented in the transportation industry and I am excited to see where they may take us. I am originally from Carbondale, IL. In my free time, I like to travel, play guitar, watch sports, and spend time hiking and canoeing outdoors. I look forward to my role as Secretary for the upcoming year. ITE has been a great outlet for me to explore my interests in transportation through meetings, workshops, and site visits and I hope to use my board position to offer those same benefits to others.
linkedin

EC Representative: Nick Reynolds

Civil Engineering (Junior)

I am seeking to learn more about transportation systems everywhere. Everything from air transit to roadway transit intrigues me. Construction for new systems is everywhere, and every time I pass by sites on roadways I wonder why they are doing the work that they’re doing. In the future, I hope to be the one that decides the need for a new project and also hope to be the one implementing it, too. For now, ITE has been a great learning experience and a phenomenal outlet to the transportation industry. I’m looking forward to the up and coming year.

linkedin


Event Planner: Jin Young Park
Civil Engineering (Senior)

I am a senior undergraduate student in Civil Engineering. I am interested in public transportation. I am pleased to study in an environment with a good public transportation system unlike many places in the U.S. I have a diverse background having studied and grown up in three different countries: South Korea, Australia, and the United States. I enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures. I enjoy playing sports, guitar, and video games. With ITE, I have been able to meet people who share common interests and learn a lot about careers in transportation.

linkedin

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s